Here is another simple homemade toy or tool for school. I made these awhile ago and we get them out for school and for quiet playtime. All you do is put the Velcro circles on each end of the jumbo craft stick. One end will have the rough end and the other will have the soft.
We have been really working on making shapes and trying to remember what they are. She has the basic shapes down; square, circle, rectangle, diamond, and triangle. We have really been working on trapezoid, pentagon, and hexagon. We used the Velcro craft sticks to make the shapes.